It’s not always the latest thing that makes forthe best possible design outcome – but it can be. Florim Stone, offered in New Zealand by kitchen solution experts Archant, is not only fresh to the market, it also offers many advantages that other surfaces can’t compete with.
Florim Stone is a new large-format porcelain sheet ideal for decorative surfaces. Lightweight, highly versatile and with stand-out aesthetic presence, the new material opens up uncharted possibilities in kitchen and bathroom design, letting designers create high-end settings they could not achieve before.
Manufactured from a natural blend of clays and minerals, Florim Stone is impervious to stains and resistant to extreme high temperatures and UV rays. Plus, the advanced material is scratch-resistant, fade-proof, waterproof, completely hygienic and easy to clean.
Archant senior manager Jason Ranston says Florim’s versatility, broad range of finishes and sheer wow factor make it a real game changer.
“First off, it’s a beautiful, highly functional product. Porcelain stoneware is subjected to a firing process at over 1200°C, making it resistant to wear, mechanical stress and thermal stress – hence its exceptionally high overall material performance.
“Then there’s Florim Stone’s major drawcard of sheer design flexibility,” Ranston says. “Available in two thicknesses, Florim sheeting options include the crisp neutrality of black or white tones, a warm wood-look texture, the refined appeal of veined marble or the stand- out impact of a metal-, or concrete-look surface.”